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Former prison guard to be sentenced

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A ten month prison sentence seems to be the call from Federal Prosecutors for a Huntington Station woman for having sex in jail with cop killer and death row inmate Ronell Wilson.  Officials say, 29 year old Nancy Gonzalez, has already lost her job with the Federal Bureau of prisons.  A Suffolk judge declared the son that was conceived be taken away.  Attorneys for Gonzalez state she was molested as a child and that she had a difficult upbringing.  

Posted On 13 Jan 2014

Judge revokes plea deal in hit and run jogger case

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A Coram man will go to trial in the hit-and-run death of a jogger after a judge revoked his plea deal.  News 12 is reporting that Thomas Costa pleaded guilty to striking Karen Benjamin with his car as she jogged on Canal Road in Mount Sinai back in June.  A judge was supposed to sentence Costa to two to six years today, but was angry about a report that he lied to probation.  Benjamin was in a coma until she died in July and officials say Costa never stopped to get help.  Costa is due back in court in February.

Posted On 13 Jan 2014

Arod suspended for 2014

An arbitrator reduced Alex Rodriguez’s ban from baseball from 211 to 162 games for his alleged association with Biogenesis owner, Anthony Bosch.  Bosch’s lab allegedly supplied banned substances to over a dozen Major League Baseball players. Arod’s fight now will go to Federal Court not only for his 2014 season, but over $22 million in salary as well.

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Drunk driver hits home in Mastic Beach

Police arrested a West Hampton Beach man after being accused of driving drunk and subsequently crashing into a home on Silver Road in Mastic Beach. Officials said Israel Hernandez will be arraigned in court. No word yet on any injuries sustained or damage to the home.

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Funds on the way for Bay Park Plant

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Federal Funds are on the way for the Sandy damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. Governor Cuomo made the announcement of at least $730 million in FEMA money heading there. Who and how to pay for repairs were the big questions in the County Legislature after raw sewage spilled into the streets after the pumping was damaged. More than 550,000 Nassau residents are served by the plant.

Slashing at Central Islip bar

Suffolk Police have arrested a man for slashing another man with a box cutter at a Central Islip bar and restaurant. Officials say the incident happened after the 2 men got into an altercation. Jose Rivera from Florida received injuries on his torso from his shoulder to his waist. He was taken to South Side Hospital in Bayshore with non life-threatening injuries.

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Saftey checkpoint leads to arrests

Suffolk County Police arrested 4 people during an overnight safety checkpoint operation in North Babylon. The checkpoint was located on Deer Park Road where all 4 were charged with a DWI.

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Bad Health Habits Don’t Change, Even After a Health Crisis

We are creatures of habit, especially bad habits. New research shows even a crisis like a heart attack or a stroke is not enough to get many of us to shape up.

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta via Health Matters

We all think we could break a bad habit if we had to. That smokers’ excuse “I can quit anytime,” holds for all our bad habits: “I can start exercising any time” and “I’ll eat better tomorrow.”

But a study out of Canada has some sobering news: Even a brush with death is often not enough to get us to make better choices.

Researchers studied more than 150,000 people from all around the world, rich and poor, urban and rural. Participants answered questions about exercise, diet, and smoking.

Because the group was so large, there were almost 8,000 participants who had survived either a heart attack or a stroke. Thehealth habits of this group were startling.

Only 39 percent reported improving their diet, and just 35 percent increased their physical activity. Of those who were smokers, only 52 percent quit.

Just 4 percent of those 8,000 people improved their habits in all three areas: smoking, diet, and exercise.

Posted On 13 Jan 2014